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docs for upgrading?
http://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal.html says "There is also typically
an upgrade procedure to bring a system from the previous formal release to
the current one."
I think this should link to the documentation for this. Where is it? If it
is several documents, then maybe at least tell the reader where to look
for this "upgrade procedure".
http://www.netbsd.org/releases/release-map.html#maintenance says "The
maintenance branch(es) can be considered an easy way to get the most up to
date fixes for a given release."
What is this easy way? What should this webpage link to or say?
I have a remote NetBSD/i386 3.1 (GENERIC kernel) system to consider
upgrading. And I don't want to upgrade using src. The steps chould be:
- download desired sets
- move old kernel and install new kernel
- install new boot loader files??
- reboot using new kernel (if upgrading to new major/formal release only?)
- extract sets, preserving modes
- run postinstall
- run etcupdate
- reboot again
- or use sysinst to upgrade? (what about reboot between kernel steps if
new major/formal release upgrade?)
By the way, one NetBSD developer told me that for his remote automated
upgrades he creates a temporary library directory, copies libraries, and
adjusts LD_LIBRARY_PATH to reference it first.
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